Easterly on Radio Suffolk

Please make a date (and tell your friends) to listen out for the Radio Suffolk interviews featuring  six Easterly Artists members for the duration of the “In Isolation” exhibition. at 7.45pm every Tuesday and Wednesday evening

Tue 12-May Hugh Davies
Wed 13-May Marilyn Jackson
Tue 19-May Bill Haward
Wed 20-May Hilary Barry
Tue 26-May Malcolm Cudmore
Wed 27-May Rosalind Bieber

Coming Soon “In Isolation” an online exhibition.

 “In Isolation”

An online art exhibition opening 6.30 pm on Friday 8th May and closing at 6.30pm on Sunday 31st May

 “In Isolation”. The exhibition features some of the most creative artistic talents in Lowestoft and the surrounding area. Over a dozen artists are presenting their work, all based on their own interpretation of what it means to live through, deal with and continue to create in a period of prolonged physical and social isolation.

A key feature of the exhibition is that all the artists are donating their work for nothing. As a result, all the pieces will be available for the public to download completely free of charge. For simplicity, they will all be in A4 format, making it easy for visitors to download and print them on a home computer and printer.

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Covid 19

Due to the Covid 19 Coronovirus Pandemic monthly meetings of Easterly have been replaced with online video conferencing.

Planned exhibitions including participation in First Light Festival and WBA Potton Hall have been cancelled. Online activities are being considered.

People Power: Heritage Open Days Exhibition

People Power

For 4 weeks only, Lowestoft’s old Poundstretcher building transforms into an exciting pop-up contemporary art gallery, with a fantastic exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints, collagraphs, ceramics, wall hangings in wood, sculpture and other creative works presented by local artists group, Easterly Artists.

Anjelique Fraser-Mackenzie, Bill Haward, Darren Breeze, Harvet Bradley, Patricia Davidson, Hilary Barry, Hugh Davies, Joam Murray, Lorry Cudmore, Malcolm Cudmore, Marilyn Jackson, Neil Whitehead, Mark Burrell, Ni Gooding, Claire-Louise Dowson.

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Easterly Open Studio Trail

After the successful inaugural Easterly open studios event last year members of Easterly will be again opening their studios  in June this year as part of the Easterly artists trail.  This year the trail has grown to feature twelve local artists.

This event coincides with Suffolk Open Studios of which a number of the Easterly artists are also members.

Check out our Open Studios pages for full details of opening dates and times and participating artists.

Great Yarmouth: Ex Marks the Spot

6th to 27th April 2019

originalprojects; are hosting two free exhibition at their new venue Ex Marks the Spot. There is a choice of Brilliant Folk Art, an exhibition of Jaodong Window Paper-Cutting and Two Points East & The Art of the Book Cover, covering Judith Ellis’ illustrated book that presents a view of maritime Norfolk.

Ex Marks the Spot is located at 3-7 King Street, Great Yarmouth (the old Marks and Spencer site), and is open noon to 6pm Thurs, Fri and Sat.

Unit 22, The Britten Centre

Easterly have negotiated a short term lease on a unit in the Britten Centre, to bring a 6 week group exhibition to Lowestoft town centre adjacent the Library.

Participating Easterly artists include: Angelique Frazer Mackenzie, Darren Breeze, Fiona Shreve,  Hilary Barry, Hugh Davies, Lisa Hurcum, Mark Burrell,
Miriam King, Neil Whitehead, Ni Gooding, Nina Roffey, and Peter Rodulfo.


A “story” and “brand” for Lowestoft : meeting at the Orbis Centre

An invitation from Waveney District Council

Thu, 14 February 2019  08:00 – 09:30 GMT at the Orbis Centre

Lowestoft and the surrounding area has many great assets, beautiful sandy beaches, gateway to the Broads National Park, a growing off shore energy sector and the first place to see the sunrise in the UK, but there is also a sense that we could do more with them and a desire to fully realise the area’s undoubted potential. Waveney District Council have enlisted the expertise of thinkingplace, the UK’s leading place branding agency to develop a Place ‘Story’ and ‘Brand’ for Lowestoft.

A story would benefit Lowestoft to talk about aspiration, pride and retaining talent and be positive about the place. The story will shape our approach to tourism, culture, where we invest in our town centre, what kind of infrastructure we need and what kind of businesses we should encourage to relocate here. It will be the building block to Lowestoft’s future, but to have the greatest impact it needs to be shaped and owned by as many people as possible. This is where you can get involved: thinkingplace will be running a workshop in Lowestoft where community and business representatives can hear more about the work being undertaken and feed their views in.


Open Call: Art in the Hut installations at First Light Festival

Open Call : Art in the Hut installations at First Light Festival which is taking place on the 22nd/23rd June 2019 in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Art in the Huts will take place in the colourful beach huts on the lower promenade of South Beach, Lowestoft.
The Art in the Huts open call aims to support up to 8 artists in responding to the First Light Festival concept by creating in situ artwork within a beach hut. This could encompass the following:
  • 3D/ 2D artwork
  • Audio/multi media
  • Other

Terms of Residency

A beach hut measures 2mx 1.7m, 1.6m high with a fully boarded door. Power will be available.
There is a stipend of £150 to support the installation.
We are preferably looking for local/regional artists.
How to apply
Application can either be made online to info@firstlightlowestoft.com
or a hard-copy can be posted or delivered
to First Light Festival, Parham House Barn, Brick Lane, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9LQ.

The application should consist of the following:

  • An artist statement that includes a clear description of your proposed installation outlining materials and process (no more than 750 words)
  • Up to 5 images of your concept for the installation
  • Up to 5 images of examples of the your artists portfolio to date
  • A CV
The deadline for submissions is 5pm on the 15th February 2019 (online) or must be delivered to the First Light Festival (address above) by midday on the 15th February 2019.
For more information, please contact Lizzie Hall, Project Manager, First Light Festival by email info@firstlightlowestoft.com
01728 723321
(9am – 5pm Mon – Fri )